As awesome as our vacation for Ironman Arizona was, it left me pretty beat up. I got an outer ear infection that basically left me completely deaf in one ear for over a week. For someone who has never had an infection of any kind, it was brutal. I ended up having to go to the ER in the US (which was a very pleasant experience) and had to deal with the pain of my own doctor’s office here in Canada. It is now totally cleared up and I am a happy camper once again. NEVER will I take my senses for granted again.
Getting all healed up set back my transition into full training mode a bit but I kicked off full force last night by having my run test. Not going to lie…I was disappointed – I just could not breathe so I didn’t make it to the stage I wanted to. Nothing I can do now except go over the numbers with my coach and follow the plan she comes up with for this session.
- set PB’s in the 16km, 10km and 15km distance
- ran 4 half marathons and 1 marathon…but no PBs in any of them…
- kept off the 25+ lbs I had been lugging around and lost a couple more for good measure
- gained 2 more ‘official’ coaches …yes, it takes this much help for me to be a ‘runner’. I am very happy to be working with these awesome people and promise to limit my basketcase /introverted self to a minimum…
So there were highs and lows this run year. Obviously I am hoping for more highs for this coming year and will be busting my butt to get there….